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Setting The Record Straight On The Brookhaven Commission

In this entry into The Forum, a resident offers his views on Gov. Nathan Deal's Brookhaven cityhood commission.


Let's keep the record straight on the Governor's transition commission:

In the next few weeks Governor Nathan Deal will be appointing a five member commission to begin the transition process for our new municipality.  The formation of this commission is based on section 36-31-8 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.)

Two important excerpts from the Official Code of Georgia:

1) "Any person who is serving as or has served as an interim representative shall be ineligible to qualify for election as a member of the initial governing authority of the new municipality."

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"The interim representatives shall not have the ability to enter into any binding agreements, to expend public funds, or to incur any liability on behalf of the new municipality."

Additionally, House Bill 636, the Brookhaven City charter states, on line 1313 and 1314:

"The five interim representatives shall include at least one representative who resides in each council district."

So let's be more concerned about the qualifications of the commission members, and less about how they say they voted in the ballot.
We do not know, or should we care, how a resident voted in the referendum.

Stan Segal

Eddie E. August 07, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Yes Stan, let's make sure you get to determine who is qualified!
HDM August 07, 2012 at 05:11 PM
What sort of decisions will this commission be making?
Eddie E. August 07, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Whatever C4NDYES tells them to.
Thomas T Telford August 07, 2012 at 06:01 PM
http://tinyurl.com/bendover1234
HamBurger August 07, 2012 at 06:35 PM
“So let's be more concerned about the qualifications of the commission members, and less about how they say they voted in the ballot. We do not know, or should we care, how a resident voted in the referendum.” Is it just me? Why do I feel like it is always a C$ND or Brookhaven Yes individual always telling me how to think and what is going to happen? Wait . . . I forgot, it is their new city, I just get to help pay for it! Everyone knows what the score is, the commission selection will be very interesting . . . Special hamburger?
Eddie E. August 07, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Amen, Brother Burger!
AshfordObserver August 08, 2012 at 02:49 AM
3 nobodies.

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